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Ervin A Westendorf

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Ervin A Westendorf

Birth
Waverly, Bremer County, Iowa, USA
Death
31 Jul 1944 (aged 32)
France
Burial
Waverly, Bremer County, Iowa, USA Add to Map
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WESTENDORF OF WAVERLY KILLED ON FRENCH SOIL
Went Overseas in February; Champ Showman with Lynes Herd.
Waverly, Ia. - Cpl. Ervin Westendorf, 32, died in action in France July 31, his mother, Mrs. Millie Westendorf, was notified by the war department Monday. The message did not reveal the manner in which he met death and his mother was informed that a letter giving additional information would be sent.
Corporal Westendorf was born in Waverly, Dec. 5, 1911, son of Ernest and Millie Westendorf. He attended Waverly High School and was a member of the football team, graduating in 1931.
Champion Showman.
He then traveled extensively with the Lynes Ayrshire herd of cattle owned by Sen. J. K. Lynes of Plainfield and won many honors as a champion showman.
He was employed at the Carnation condensery here when he was inducted into the army Aug. 25, 1942. He received his training at Fort Bliss, Tex., and Camp Hahn, Cal. After a furlough here with his mother and other relatives, in December, he was sent to Fort Devons, Mass., and embarked for England from that point, arriving overseas in February, 1944.
From letters received by his family, he is thought to have been in France six weeks.
Brother in France.
He is survived by his mother, two brothers, Arnold, Mason City; Pvt. Lester Westendorf, somewhere in France; five sisters, Mrs. Clarence Rahlf, Waverly; Mrs. John Hattendorf, Waterloo; Mrs. George Webster, Waverly; Mrs. Harold Iserman, Loveland, Colo.; Mrs. Clarence Platte, Denver.
His father died in 1923 and one brother, Ernest, died 10 years ago.
Waterloo Daily Courier August 15, 1944
WESTENDORF OF WAVERLY KILLED ON FRENCH SOIL
Went Overseas in February; Champ Showman with Lynes Herd.
Waverly, Ia. - Cpl. Ervin Westendorf, 32, died in action in France July 31, his mother, Mrs. Millie Westendorf, was notified by the war department Monday. The message did not reveal the manner in which he met death and his mother was informed that a letter giving additional information would be sent.
Corporal Westendorf was born in Waverly, Dec. 5, 1911, son of Ernest and Millie Westendorf. He attended Waverly High School and was a member of the football team, graduating in 1931.
Champion Showman.
He then traveled extensively with the Lynes Ayrshire herd of cattle owned by Sen. J. K. Lynes of Plainfield and won many honors as a champion showman.
He was employed at the Carnation condensery here when he was inducted into the army Aug. 25, 1942. He received his training at Fort Bliss, Tex., and Camp Hahn, Cal. After a furlough here with his mother and other relatives, in December, he was sent to Fort Devons, Mass., and embarked for England from that point, arriving overseas in February, 1944.
From letters received by his family, he is thought to have been in France six weeks.
Brother in France.
He is survived by his mother, two brothers, Arnold, Mason City; Pvt. Lester Westendorf, somewhere in France; five sisters, Mrs. Clarence Rahlf, Waverly; Mrs. John Hattendorf, Waterloo; Mrs. George Webster, Waverly; Mrs. Harold Iserman, Loveland, Colo.; Mrs. Clarence Platte, Denver.
His father died in 1923 and one brother, Ernest, died 10 years ago.
Waterloo Daily Courier August 15, 1944

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